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Each year, Kent State University honors full-time, nontenure track and part-time faculty members who are nominated by their students and peers for being among the most dedicated, highly effective and motivated professors at the university. The Outstanding Teaching Award is presented by the University Teaching Council. The three award recipients will be honored at the University Teaching Council’s Celebrating College Teaching conference luncheon and awards ceremony on Oct. 20.

This year’s finalists for the Outstanding Teaching Awards are:

Each year on Oct. 1, universities nationwide are required to disseminate a summary of reported crimes on or near campus.

You are not alone. Depression and anxiety do not need to be masked.

The 23rd annual National Depression Screening Day at Kent State University will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, at several Kent State locations, and events are open to all students, faculty and staff, as well as the larger community.

October will be a busy month for research at Kent State University. The Division of Research and Sponsored Programs is hosting three events, two of them with a focus on student research. These include two research forums, featuring five Kent State faculty speakers, and the presentation of Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) student research projects.

In our continuing efforts to simplify and streamline the grading process while ensuring that academic policies are enforced, the Office of the University Registrar is pleased to announce the new Incomplete Mark Contract Workflow for fall 2017. The workflow is scheduled to go live on Thursday, Oct. 5.
   
The Incomplete Mark Contract Workflow has the following major components:

Kent State University and the Office of Sustainability kicked off Campus Sustainability Month with the Kent Green Energy Ohio Tour, a self-guided tour through different sites around Kent and Portage County, on Oct. 1. The tour included a stop in downtown Kent at the Kent Clean Transportation Cruise-In, an event that featured alternative fuel vehicles (electric vehicles and hybrid models) and highlighted local transportation options available to everyone.  

Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services has announced the 2017 award recipients for its eighth Annual Hall of Fame Awards, which will take place on Friday, Oct. 20, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center. The Hall of Fame awards will honor seven Kent State alumni for their personal accomplishments and contributions to the college.

The registration deadline for the 2017 Homecoming Office Decoration Contest has been extended to Monday, Oct. 2, at 5 p.m.
   
The Kent State University Alumni Association would like to invite you and your office to show off your Kent State spirit and pride by decorating your office for this year’s theme of “Fall for Kent.” To register your office, visit www.ksualumni.org/officecontest.